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Cyberscurity for School Districts

Cybersecurity is a critical, but often overlooked, aspect of school safety and security. School districts are considered “soft targets” compared to banks, hospitals, and businesses because criminals can access similar data with much less effort. 

Since 2016, there have been more than 770 cyber incidents affecting K-12 schools in the United States.* These incidents include: 

  • Unauthorized disclosures, breaches, or hacks resulting in the disclosure of personal data
  • Ransomware attacks
  • Phishing attacks resulting in the disclosure of personal data
  • Denial-of-service attacks
  • Other cyber incidents resulting in school disruptions and unauthorized disclosures

*Source K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center

Program Contact Info

Scott Major

Social Info

Cyberscurity Resources

The Berks County Intermediate Unit has curated a list of resources for school district administrators in creating awareness, assessing current practices, and taking action on cybersecurity.


Study reveals age, nationality, and motivation of hackers
A national public awareness campaign aimed at increasing the understanding of cyber threats and empowering the American public to be safer and more secure online.
A national alliance to promote individual and business' awareness in safe online practices, partnering with K-12, higher education, and the community at-large.
This PBS-Nova resource aims to promote and equip students (and those young-at-heart) to stay safe online. Through videos, games, and engaging challenges in coding, password cracking, social engineering, and others, users learn how to keep their digital lives safe.
Ponemon Institute's "2017 Cost of Cyber Crime Study: Global"
A report built on a substantial data set from many sources
A resource for small businesses from the FCC
Three videos to help you be cyber-aware


A risk-assessment application designed to provide information and recommendations about best practices for security within an information technology (IT) infrastructure.
Information Security Resources
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Health information technology promises a number of potential benefits for individuals, health care providers, and the nation’s health care system.
20 Security Network Controls


To report ransomware
To report ransomware
Malware and spyware removal guide
And the Cybersecurity Workforce Handbook
Advisories and alerts, guidance, and useful reports that are tested by the agency to ensure hardened security
CWE provides a unified, measurable set of software weaknesses that enables a more productive discussion, description, selection, and use of software security
And information security resources
Third party/MS patching
Free helpdesk and device inventory software
From spiceworks.com
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